State of South Carolina
County & City Government Records

South Carolina Government records address a wide range of genealogy subjects that could aid you with your research, for example land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since South Carolina court records cover a wide selection of subjects, they can help you in many different ways. For example, they will often assist you to locate ancestors' residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, identify citizenship status, or clarify relationships between people. Everything depends on the type of court records that your particular ancestors" names appear in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

South Carolina County records change widely from county to county in both level of quality and volume. One can find four forms of court records that are more than likely to have details essential in your genealogical research.

South Carolina is divided into 46 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a South Carolina county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. South Carolina State Government is located in Columbia.

State of South Carolina County & City Government Links
  County Seat
  County Seat
Abbeville Abbeville Greenwood Greenwood
Aiken Aiken Hampton Hampton
Allendale Allendale Horry Conway
Anderson Anderson Jasper Ridgeland
Bamberg Bamberg Kershaw Camden
Barnwell Barnwell Lancaster Lancaster
Beaufort Beaufort Laurens Laurens
Berkeley Moncks Corner Lee Bishopville
Calhoun St. Matthews Lexington Lexington
Charleston Charleston Marion Marion
Cherokee Gaffney Marlboro Bennettsville
Chester Chester McCormick McCormick
Chesterfield Chesterfield Newberry Newberry
Clarendon Manning Oconee Walhalla
Colleton Walterboro Orangeburg Orangeburg
Darlington Darlington Pickens Pickens
Dillon Dillon Richland Columbia
Dorchester St. George Saluda Saluda
Edgefield Edgefield Spartanburg Spartanburg
Fairfield Winnsboro Sumter Sumter
Florence Florence Union Union
Georgetown Georgetown Williamsburg Kingstree
Greenville Greenville York York
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